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#1 Posted by Wrighteous86 (3748 posts) -

@wrighteous86 said:

@somberowl: I play games. In fact, I played half of these exact games last year. That's why I'm bored.

Or should I be psyched that I can replay Halo 1-4, GTA V, The Last of Us? I love those games but it's not exciting.

For Halo 2 they actually bragged that the multiplayer would be exactly the same as it was 10 years ago, a tacit admission that they've done nothing good with it since then.

So you're not excited about any of the games shown...? Far Cry 4, Sunset Overdrive, The Witcher 3, Dragon Age 3, No Mans Sky, The Order 1886, all the new Nintendo stuff, Bloodborne, Evolve, Destiny, Scalebound, Crackdown 3, new Tomb Raider, The Division, Assassins Creed, Battlefield, Call of Duty, The Crew, Metal Gear Solid.

I mean not all the games shown are my cup of tea but theres plenty to be excited about. When people can't get excited about anything shown this year I have a hard time understanding them and question if they even play games...

Grim Fandango?

I didn't say I'm not excited about anything, but it has been lackluster.

I'll probably get around to those remasters I mentioned, plus Grim Fandango. But playing prettier versions of games I already own and have played in the last few years is not exciting, no.

Of the games you mentioned, I'm interested in Dragon Age 3, The Order 1886, Rise of Tomb Raider, and Call of Duty: AW, but hesitant about all of them enough that I'll wait to hear gamer/review consensus before I get too invested, because all of them are very iffy prospects to me.

I'm excited for the new Metal Gear, Evolve, and a lot of the new Nintendo stuff, but that's only a handful of games that I'm interested in without reservation. E3 used to offer me more than that. I'm not being a downer, I'm just saying that for my specific interests this year was mostly just eh.

And like others have said, that's a lot of sequels and remakes -- which are fine, don't get me wrong. I love them for a reason, but they used to be released along side plenty of new IPs and new ideas. This E3 didn't have many of those at all.

The biggest surprise for me was a remake of Grim Fandango. It would have been Evolve if that hadn't been shown already. So those are my two big surprises. A remake and a (relatively) new idea. I'm not being down on sequels and remakes. I'm just saying they aren't exciting. E3 used to be more exciting and innovative.

@sodapop7 said:

@wrighteous86 said:

@somberowl: I play games. In fact, I played half of these exact games last year. That's why I'm bored.

Or should I be psyched that I can replay Halo 1-4, GTA V, The Last of Us? I love those games but it's not exciting.

For Halo 2 they actually bragged that the multiplayer would be exactly the same as it was 10 years ago, a tacit admission that they've done nothing good with it since then.

That admission is why I'm interested in buying the game. I'd love to play some Halo 2 multiplayer again. Because it was fun.

I agree it was fun. And it will be fun to play again online. But it's not exactly thrilling. It's just "oh cool" I can play this again.

#2 Edited by Wrighteous86 (3748 posts) -

@somberowl: I play games. In fact, I played half of these exact games last year. That's why I'm bored.

Or should I be psyched that I can replay Halo 1-4, GTA V, The Last of Us? I love those games but it's not exciting.

For Halo 2 they actually bragged that the multiplayer would be exactly the same as it was 10 years ago, a tacit admission that they've done nothing good with it since then.

#4 Posted by Wrighteous86 (3748 posts) -

No

#5 Posted by Wrighteous86 (3748 posts) -

My first one and the best one.

#6 Posted by Wrighteous86 (3748 posts) -

I feel like national companies will overinflate prices just to disincentivize any other city from thinking of doing the same so they can say "See how bad it is to raise the minimum wage to a reasonable amount?" Cuz corporations are assholes.

#7 Edited by Wrighteous86 (3748 posts) -

@video_game_king: I can see that working for some games (like Brain Training above--though the time it takes to look up and down might lower your score a bit), so it probably should have been an option, but for other games where the DS functions as one larger continuous screen, that wouldn't really work.

#8 Posted by Wrighteous86 (3748 posts) -

Sounds like the B-tier game people have been bemoaning the lack of. Could be interesting at a lower price point.

#9 Edited by Wrighteous86 (3748 posts) -

@clonedzero said:

@hunter5024 said:

If no one told me it was supposed to be Chicago, I wouldn't have known. I would have thought "Oh a bad facsimile of New York, how original."

Chicago is the poor mans new york. Everyone knows that. They even tried making their own style pizza and ended up with some half aborted pizza abomination that they call "chicago style pizza". Savages.

I feel like people might not know this, but we do have "regular" pizza in addition to Chicago-style. This isn't aimed at you specifically, but I've heard one or two people who were shocked that we had "normal" pizza in addition to Chicago-style. Deep dish is great, it's delicious, it's heavy, it's cheesy and saucy. But it's an entirely different beast from "pizza". We know that. We love it but you're either in the mood for pizza or for deep dish, not either or. When you have friends over and you say you're gonna order a pizza, they'd probably be surprised if you showed up with a deep dish. It's a "special occasion" kind of thing.

Regular pizza in Chicago is different from New York's thin, crispy, greasy, foldable slices, but it's still recognizably pizza. Chicago pizza is rarely sold in slices, mostly pies. Instead of triangle cut, they are usually cut in squares. They are usually doughy, with a sweet sauce, and spicy sausage.

Besides, y'all are just jealous that you don't have that Portillo's Italian Beef.

#10 Edited by Wrighteous86 (3748 posts) -

Well they nailed the part about everything South of I-80 not mattering at all. :-/

Yay, I'm north of I-80!